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David Atwater (bef. 1615 - 1692)

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David Atwater
Born before in Lenham, Kent, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in New Haven, CTmap
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Died in New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticutmap
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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | New Haven, New Haven Colony | New Haven, Connecticut Colony | Puritan Great Migration.

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David Atwater, son of John and Susan (Narsin) Atwater, was baptized 8 Oct 1615 in Lenham, Kent, England.[1]


before 1637 unknown ship, at Boston 1637[citation needed]


Damaris Sayre, (who died 1 Apr 1691 in New Haven)[2][1] bef 1646 Suffolk Co, New York, USA [citation needed]

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David Atwater, was the second to last name on the list of signers of the Fundamental agreement.[3] The original signers were in 1639, but we do not know precisely when the last signers affixed their names, but probably in the next few years. He was single when he first came to New Haven, and the 1643/4 tax rate lists David Attwater 1 person, with 24 ¼ acres meadow, 141 acres of 2nd division, and a rate of 1L. 11s. 4d.[4] He took the Oath of Fidelity in 1644 with the other New Haven inhabitants.[5]
David and his wife had seats in the meetinghouse.[6]
He served one term, 1654, as a townsman,[7] was a surveyor of highways in 1681 and 1682,[8] was a fence viewer from time to time.[9]
He bought and sold land. When his brother Joshua went to Boston he acquired his brothers land.[10] In 1680, he was on the 3rd division rates list as 6 persons, with an estate of L333 and was given 90 ½ acres.[11]


David Attwater Sen. died 5 OCT 1692 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.[2][1]


  1. "[Mercy] Daughter of David Atwater borne ffeb: 29th [1649]" (p1)[2] Jacobus lists this as 1647/8.[1]
  2. "Damaris Daughter of David Atwater November 2nd [1649]" (p1)[2]
  3. "David Atwater the fonn of David Atwater was borne ye 13th of July 1651" (p7)[2]
  4. "Jofhua Atwater the fonn of David Atwater was borne the 11th day of January 1652" (p8)[2] [52/3][1]
  5. "John Atwater the fonn of David Atwater was borne firft nouem 1654" (p11)[2]
  6. "Jonathan Atwater the fonn of Dauid Atwater was borne the 12th of July 1656. (p13)[2]
  7. "Abigaile daughter of David Atwater borne March 3rd 59/60" (p15)[2]
  8. "Mary daughter of David Atwater march 31st 1662" (p17)[2]
  9. "Samuell fonne of David Atwater Septemb: 17th 1664" (p22)[2]
  10. "Ebenezer fonne of David Atwater January 13th 66 (p23)[2] [66/67]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917. Damaris death p 72; David death p 72; Births: Mercy p 1; Damaris p. 1; David p 7; Joshua p 8; John p 11; Jonathan p 13; Abigaile p 15; Mary p 17; Samuel p 22; Ebenezer p 23
  3. Hoadley1: p. 18
  4. Hoadley1: p. 93
  5. Hoadley1: p. 193
  6. Hoadley1 p. 302, Dexter1 pp. 271, 272, 511, 512, 520
  7. Dexter1: p. 213
  8. Dexter2: pp 413, 419
  9. Hoadley1: pp. 155, 404; Dexter2 p. 431
  10. Dexter1 pp 6, 110, 276
  11. Dexter2 p. 406

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On 5 Apr 2017 at 15:47 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Atwater-601 and Atwater-49 appear to represent the same person because: all data is the same, please merge

On 7 Sep 2015 at 03:03 GMT Anne B wrote:

This is very strange David has Rebecca Sayre-34 (b 1572) attached as wife, but she doesn't have him attached as husband. Since it's clearly an error, I'm going to disconnect.

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